Jorge Masvidal expresses his interest in a rematch with Justin Gaethje for the ‘BMF’ belt. Masvidal praises Gaethje’s fighting spirit and discusses his own journey in the UFC.
|Jorge Masvidal’s Interest
|Jorge Masvidal, the original ‘BMF’ champion, shares his desire to return to the Octagon and fight Justin Gaethje for the BMF belt at welterweight.
|Gaethje’s Fearless Approach
|Masvidal praises Gaethje’s willingness to face any opponent, regardless of their skill set, and encourages him to continue taking on the world’s best fighters.
|Masvidal’s Championship Journey
|Despite his retirement, Masvidal reflects on his past opportunities to compete for the undisputed welterweight championship and his recent losses to top contenders.
|About the Author
|Stephen McCaugherty is a combat sports and entertainment journalist, specializing in coverage of MTV’s ‘The Challenge.’
Jorge Masvidal’s Desire for a Rematch
Jorge Masvidal, the original ‘BMF’ champion of the UFC, has expressed his interest in returning to the Octagon to face off against the promotion’s newest combatant, Justin Gaethje. Gaethje recently secured the ceremonial belt by knocking out Dustin Poirier, a feat reminiscent of Masvidal’s own championship win against Nate Diaz. Although Masvidal retired earlier this year after a string of losses, he remains intrigued by the idea of a fight with Gaethje. In an interview with ESPN, Masvidal stated that if he were to come back, he would want to challenge Gaethje for the BMF belt at the welterweight division.
Gaethje’s Fighting Spirit
Currently ranked No. 2 in the lightweight division, Gaethje is known for his fearless approach to fighting. Masvidal praised Gaethje’s willingness to take on any opponent, regardless of their skill set. He believes that Gaethje should continue to stay active and face the world’s best fighters, as that is what being the ‘baddest motherf*****’ is all about.
Masvidal’s Journey to the Top
Although Masvidal’s last official victory was his BMF-winning performance against Diaz in 2019, he has had multiple opportunities to compete for the undisputed welterweight championship. He faced off against Kamaru Usman twice, once at UFC 251 and again at UFC 261, but was unable to claim the title. Masvidal’s retirement came after two consecutive unanimous decision defeats to Colby Covington and Gilbert Burns. Despite these setbacks, Masvidal’s legacy as a formidable fighter remains.
About the Author
Stephen McCaugherty is a combat sports and entertainment journalist, specializing in coverage of MTV’s ‘The Challenge.’ His work has been featured in publications such as Heavy.com, We Got This Covered, and Collider.